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Carre Cut, French Cut, Baguette or Asscher Cut diamond eternity?

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  1. Weecam
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    by Weecam » Aug 12, 2019
    I’m looking for an eternity ring that I can stack with my Sholdt solitaire. I would like something different other than round diamonds. I’m intrigued by step cuts but wonder which one? Carre Cut, French Cut, baguette or Asscher Cut. :think:
     
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  2. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Aug 12, 2019
    They all have different 'flavours', from what I can tell.

    Carre - bold patterns, mostly white light and contrast.
    Baguette - classically understated, lonnng facets, potential to be 'all-off' and look dark at some angles. Probably more white light than coloured fire.
    Asscher - tricky to find good ones and tricky to find a suite of matching stones with similar 'flavour' and performance. Nice mix of white light and coloured fire.
    French - another classic cut, very architectural with high crowns, seem to perform well off-angle, need to be cut well. Mix of white and fire.

    Have you considered the Peruzzi cut as well?

    Yoram at Gemconcepts.net would be my choice if I had a healthy budget!
     
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  3. hypermom
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    by hypermom » Aug 12, 2019
    I have a baguette eternity. Here’s some pictures of it with my 3.13 solitaire. I’m really happy with it. HPD made it.
    I’d also love a French cut band. I understand they are very expensive.


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    by Slick1 » Aug 12, 2019
    I have baguette and French cut bands. IMO the frenchies have more white flashes, scintillation and is quite a bit more showy than the baguette band which is much more subtle. In fact, my DD is not a fan of the baguettes because she says they blend with the platinum making it look like a metal only band. Love the French cut much more. Good luck!!
     
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    by AV_ » Aug 12, 2019
    Caree versus French - WWW
     
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    by elizat » Aug 12, 2019
    The baguette band will be quieter. I have a baguette halo on a ring. They are elegant looking, but less flash. I could see them blending into metal on a band.
     
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    by gregchang35 » Aug 12, 2019
    @OoohShiny gave a beautiful account of what each band would look like/ perform

    how wide are you thinking for the eternity? it may make a difference to the overall feel?
    With your ring that i am assuming is in your avatar, i am going to assuming that a 2mm wide eternity is what you are looking for? Take it for what it is... I immediately saw a frenchie or a peruzzi band. I think both of these stones will play well with your MRB diamond.

    i do have a soft spot for step cuts, and currently (for a few years) in a frenchy mode... :)
     
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    by Weecam » Aug 12, 2019
    Thanks everyone! That’s very helpful. :geek2:

    @OoohShiny I don’t have a healthy budget at the moment as I just got my CBI....I wanted a band to stack with my low Sholdt setting so the diamonds can’t be too big anyways.
    Thanks for the threads, I’m going to look at them. :read:

    @hypermom thank you for the pictures. I love that band! I need something low like that.

    @Slick1 yes I agree that it looks like the baguettes blend in with the platinum. Not sure if I like that or no?..
    I was mildly tempted by a pre-loved Tiffany & Co. baguette band however I think I want more sparkle.

    @elizat thank you I agree.

    @AV_ thanks for the thread. I’m going to take a look at it.
     
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    by Weecam » Aug 12, 2019
    @gregchang35 yes it’s for my new ring. A CBI in a low Sholdt setting. I’m thinking around 2.5mm channel or bezel set.
     
    


    


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    by Slick1 » Aug 12, 2019
    OMG, yes! Easy to wear, super comfy! Love! Can’t wait to see what you get!
     
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    by OoohShiny » Aug 12, 2019
    Have you considered criss-cut?

    They are like baguettes and ECs but have a more varied facet pattern - I think (but am not completely sure) that they might perform better off-axis than both baguettes and ECs, due to the less uniform/parallel faceting.
     
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    by Matthews1127 » Aug 12, 2019
    My pleasure!! Please send my regards to Yoram!! :kiss2:
     
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    by Asscherhalo_lover » Aug 12, 2019
    Oh gosh, I've owned all of these :lol: French cuts are my favorite but are so expensive, after that would be asscher, crisscut, carre, baguettes.
     
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    by Weecam » Aug 13, 2019
    Thank you @Asscherhalo_lover, that’s very helpful. :geek2:
     
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